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Gary and Jacqueline Goldberg Metzel Family Papers

Identifier: Mss 242

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Gary and Jackie Metzel's involvement with Temple Sinai, including Temple bulletins, 1968-1973; records of the Reform Synagogue Council, 1984- 1987; the Union of American Hebrew Congregation-Central Conference of American Rabbi's Task Force on Relgious Commitment, 1981-1987; files on the renovation and extension of Temple Sinai, 1986; miscellaneous correspondence to congressional leaders, 1981-1989; a speech introducing Rosalyn Carter, undated; and remarks delivered by Gary Metzel to the "Special Committee on Performance and Reemployment of the Director of Education" of Temple Sinai, 1981.


  • Creation: 1968 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Writings by Gary Metzel are restricted to researchers for 18 years. They will be accessible in 2032.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Gary Metzel was born Gerhard Metzel in Vienna, Austria in 1930. His parents were Max (1904-1985) and Julia Feiner (1903-1995) Metzel. He came to the US with his parents at age 10 and later attended Boys' High School in Atlanta, the Atlanta Division of the University of Georgia (now known as Georgia State University), and the Woodrow Wilson College of Law in Atlanta. A real estate broker and attorney, he was very active in Reform Judaism in Atlanta. He was president of Temple Sinai, member of the National Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation, Southeastern Regional Chairperson for the Association of Reform Zionists in America, and founder/chairman of “Reform Jews in Search of God: Sinai and Beyond” conferences. He passed away in 1989.

Edith Jacqueline "Jackie" Goldberg was born in 1930 in Birmingham, Alabama to Hyman (1900-1979) and Rebecca Mendelsohn (1904-1980) Goldberg. She graduated from Ramsay High School in Birmingham and later Georgia State University. She was active in Temple Sinai and served as a lead teacher in its religious school for many years, developing a well-received curriculum for Sunday School education in the congregation.

Gary and Jackie married in Birmingham, Alabama in 1951 and had two children, Janice and Alan.


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Language of Materials



Papers relating to Gary and Jackie Metzel's involvement with Temple Sinai and Reform Judaism.


Folders arranged in alphabetical order, contents remain in donor order.

Physical Location

The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Gary and Jacqueline Goldberg Metzel Family Papers, Mss 242
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States